Folks in Machiasport gathered this morning to watch a “flying object” soar to the top of a historic building.As Meghan Hayward tells us, community members have worked hard to see this day.As the sun came up, residents of Machiasport gathered to see something else rising in the sky.The ornately carved belvedere tower that once topped the town’s historic Liberty Hall is back where it belongs after being restored.”It’s wonderful because over the years people have worked so hard to bring this thing to a reality.
Arthur Verow will serve another term as Mayor of Brewer.He was re-elected at Tuesday night’s Brewer City Council Meeting.The council also elected Joseph Ferris as Vice-Chairman, or Deputy Mayor.The new councilors were sworn in, along with the new members of the school committee.Verow says Brewer faces a few challenges in the upcoming year.
A woman from Cambridge is going to jail for helping steal money from a soldier who has been sent to Iraq.20-year-old Ashley Gamblin pleaded guilty to forgery.She was sentenced to 15 days in jail and two years probation.Prosecutors say Gamblin is one of four people involved in the scheme.They say the group stole a box of checks from 24-year-old Shawn Burke of Texas, and then wrote checks from his account in Maine totaling nearly $15,000.Burke is now in Iraq on his second deployment.He was only able to recover $4,000.Prosecutors say they are now considering charges against the man they say planned the scheme, Bernie d’Augostine.
Folks in Old Orchard Beach are trying to make sense of the death of a couple well known in the community.State Police say 55-year-old Bruce Savoy left three suicide notes in the house, and that it is likely he shot his wife 50-year-old Stacey Savoy and then himself.
One of two men charged in a home invasion and machete attack in Pittston was in court Tuesday.19-year-old Leo Hylton was expected to change his plea to not guilty, but the judge postponed considering the request.Hylton is charged in the attack on former lawmaker William Guerrette and his daughter last year.In May, Hylton pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted murder and one count each of robbery and burglary.Two months ago, Hylton requested a new lawyer, which the court approved.Today, his new attorney argued that when Hylton entered the guilty plea, he did not “truly understand the charges or his rights.”Guerrette says the delay is frustrating.The defense presented evidence involving conversations between Hylton and his former attorney but, concerned with confidentiality issues, justice Nancy Mills postponed the proceedings.
Fifteen thousand dollars worth of prescription drugs were stolen from a pharmacy in Stonington over the week-end.Now authorities are trying to find who’s responsible.Detective Alan Brown of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department says an alarm went off at V&S Variety around 3:00 AM Sunday.Still the thieves got away with thousands of dollars worth of drugs.Anyone with information is urged to call the Sheriff’s Department at 667-7576.